NYers who don’t vote take pledge not to talk smack about elected officials

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — As New Yorkers, its our birthright to “kvetch” about things. Everything– especially politics and elected officials.

However, if you don’t vote, do you really have a right to complain?

According to statistics, a dismal 880,000 registered voters actually show up to the polls on Primary Day.  That’s less than 25 percent of the 4 million people registered to vote in New York City.

However, if you would take a public poll, it seems like 100 percent of the population complain 100 percent of the time on all the things happening and not happening on the local level.

PIX11’s Andrew Ramos hit the streets of Queens in search of voters opting out of Tuesday’s primaries, to see if they would take a pledge not to talk smack about any of the public officials elected this year, for the next four years.


1 Comment

  • Informed

    My response to the "you can't complain" argument is that it's actually the other way around: if you vote, and your chosen candidate wins and starts jacking things up, you're partially responsible. Bed's made, lie in it. Why is it that politics seems to be an area where people are able to get away with telling others what they should and shouldn't do? Just because a person doesn't vote doesn't mean they are apathetic, it may possibly mean that they don't believe in the ideology of the current political system.

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